You sound as you had a human right to transport all the PAX system is suggesting by any means you find suitable.All demand within this game is the product of some hard data of an airport from a certain period of time adjusted to actual period and combined with those of a second airport by a fixed formula. There are no hard data from any route pair in RL considered if thereīs not a special reason. So that shown ,estimated demand is not reflecting RL data of a route, itīs constructed.So there is no demand you can rely on. That demand only is willing to use your service if all circumstances are perfect. In your case they are not perfect for our sim-PAX so they donīt travel at all or use other flights departing from other airports nearby or just transfer. (Yes, system numbers already incorporate transfers, we just canīt see or direct those yet. PAX numbers to and between real-life hubs reflect with their high numbers not only PAX to and from those hub cities proper, but also PAX that come from and change to other flights there).So thereīs always a theoretical alternative for system PAX. Small plane penalty was incorporated not for realism, but for game balance sake as a general rule.Like any general rule it doesnīt accept exceptions for whatever reason.Before it there was an insane number of single-islers serving the atlantic corridor, beating the big birds out of the sky by simple mass and frequency advantage.You will never win an argument about some RL numbers of any special route pair by claiming "realism". This game tries to calculate reasonable traffic numbers worldwide and to keep this game in a playable balance at the same time, it is not your task or right to replay any hazardous RL situation 1:1, itīs building a sim airline under sim conditions. Since city-based demand is in the pipeline, demand allocation system wonīt be changed anyway, so just fly this route or leave it at your pleasure.No reason to get angry at all.
Do you even read what I post?
I made clear distinction between demand and true demand. I've never ever said anything about the complexity of the demand calculations.
I used real life examples because realism was brought into the topic.
I just gave my 2 cents regarding current system, and referred everyone to last years topic.
It's my right to give my opinion since I'm a player in this game regardless of paying with real money or not. So, I should just either create a major airline in a big hub or stop playing? Is that what you are saying? Because, the reason I flew that route was the fact that it was the only available at the time. I was slot and destination restricted. Instead of flying a 50 seater to the closer destination, and adding another aircraft type to my small fleet, I choose to fly that route. Funny enough economically and operationally it makes sense.
I know why the artificial cap was introduced, again, I refer people to last years topic, and I'm not arguing here that I should be able to fly narrowbody over atlantic, or screw competition with frequency. I just didn't get up one day and decided the flood the forum how I can't make money with a certain aircraft. I did search and try to find out why I'm failing.
I'm running a small airline serving from small airport. You can't keep giving me examples from how big airlines failed in big airports previously. Or how big airlines lost a battle to narowbodies previously. Again, single airline serving non stop on non competitive route.
Read again, I'm not complaining on how I can't fly 20x Daily to major hub with my 50 seat aircraft. I think swiftus' idea of revamping slot allocation was a better idea than putting an artificial cap on demand.
I realize this a sim and I'm just giving my opinion how I like it or not. I didn't say I liked it previously and wanted it back, in fact I said let's introduce transit or apply true demand regardless of aircraft type on non competing routes.
System incorporating transfers is a false information according to what I gather from previous forum posts and my experience with the game. Can you be more clear on why you know/think that is the case?